Oscar van Vlijmen
ovv at hetnet.nl
Fri Jun 30 14:53:15 UTC 2006
> From: Jesper Norgaard Welen
> The cities in Xinjiang I could find lies in the upper and lower part of the
> region, while there is a central zone where I could not find any cities that
> coincided with astro.com, but this might also be because it is a big desert
> area. Many counties have a name that corresponds to the city name also, so I
> could often find it that way, but not for the following counties:
> Awati 40.11 80.57
> Shaya 40.53 81.43
> Kuche 41.77 83.51
> Xinhe 41.34 82.13
> Baicheng 42.07 81.97
> Wensu 41.59 80.38
> Wushi 41.20 79.13
> Luntai 41.70 84.65
> Yuli 40.83 87.00
> Hejing 42.88 85.32
> The coordinates above correspond to the approximate center of the county.
> I'm looking for cities near these county centers that would lie inside the
> county and exist in www.astro.com to produce a GMT offset for 1970. Can
> anyone help?
As is probably known the GeoNames database lists nearly every rock and creek
with a name on it.
The China file is more than 20 MB large and has more than 160,000 entries.
If you're interested, I managed to extract all 961 names lying in the
rectangle with longitude 79-87 and latitude 39-44 deg.
The list contains several alternative spellings and codes with type of
location like populated place, main administrative division etcetera. The
codes are explained on pages, found at earth-info.nga.mil.
I can't say that a list with 960 names is a real help, but that's what I can
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